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ERIC Number: ED010103
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 65
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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THE COLLEGE SUGGESTOR, A DATA RETRIEVAL DEVICE FOR USE AS A GUIDE TO COLLEGE CHOICE, FINAL REPORT.
MATHIS, B. CLAUDE
A UNIQUE DEVICE ("THE COLLEGE SUGGESTOR") WAS DEVELOPED FOR CLASSIFYING FOR INSTANT RETRIEVAL CHARACTERISTIC INFORMATION ON SOME 1,930 JUNIOR COLLEGES, COLLEGES, AND UNIVERSITIES IN THE UNITED STATES AND ITS TERRITORIES. IN USING IT AN INDIVIDUAL WOULD IDENTIFY THOSE INSTITUTIONAL CHARACTERISTICS, CLOSELY RELATED TO HIS PERSONAL ABILITIES, INTERESTS, AND NEEDS. HE COULD ACCOMPLISH THIS UNDER COUNSELOR GUIDANCE OR AS AN INDEPENDENT ACTIVITY. THE INDIVIDUAL WOULD THEN FOLLOW THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES--(1) SELECT CARDS FROM "THE COLLEGE SUGGESTOR" DESCRIPTIVE OF THE CHARACTERISTICS IN WHICH HE IS INTERESTED, (2) SQUARE OFF THE CHOSEN CARD DECK, (3) HOLD THE DECK AGAINST A LIGHT SOURCE, AND (4) IDENTIFY BY CODE NUMBER THOSE INSTITUTIONS WHICH HAVE THE COMBINED CHARACTERISTICS, PERTAINING TO HIS PREIDENTIFIED INTERESTS. COLLEGE CHARACTERISTICS WERE ORGANIZED INTO THE FOLLOWING CLASSIFICATION--(1) LOCATION, (2) SIZE, (3) CONTROL, (4) PREREQUISITES, (5) ADMISSION INFORMATION, (6) COSTS, (7) FINANCIAL AID, (8) PROGRAM, (9) STUDENT BODY CHARACTERISTICS, (10) FACULTY CHARACTERISTICS, (11) AVAILABLE DEGREE MAJORS, AND (12) AVAILABLE OCCUPATIONAL PROGRAMS. THE DEVICE HAD YET TO BE FIELD TESTED. PLANS AND OBJECTIVES FOR SUCH A TEST PROGRAM WERE DESCRIBED. (REFER TO ACCESSION NUMBERS ED 010 104, ED 010 105, AND ED 010 106 FOR SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS TO THIS REPORT.) (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL.
Identifiers: COLLEGE SUGGESTOR SYSTEM; ILLINOIS; Illinois (Evanston)